JavaOne 2011 Afterglow - Blogosphere coverage

I think it's fair to call this year's JavaOne successful conference. While not held in the Moscone Center, many little improvements added up to a much increased attendance, and some good content and announcements to provide and exciting event.


Dustin shares his own impressions as well as a nice roundup of blogs covering the event. You probably also want to read Cay Horstmann's series of blogs (now a classic at JavaOne): Day 0 | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4.

Other coverage include TheServerSide's "JavaOne 2011: Mark it up as a success", Steven Chin's "JavaOne is Rebuilding Momentum" or Artima's three-part coverage: Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3.

As announced at the event, the JavaOne 2011 channel on is now available. You can start with Adam Bien's "Java EE, the cool parts". Expect more coverage of JavaOne in the days to come, there's just really been a lot going on...


How about the fantastic news that Java 8 is postponed again?

Posted by guest on October 10, 2011 at 02:55 AM PDT #

This has been covered by most of the blogs referenced here.
Note that Java EE 7 was always intended to ship before Java 8 and thus not leverage the modularity that it should come with, so from that perspective it does not have a big impact (but I too would like to have modularity, among other things, in the JVM earlier than later).

Posted by Alexis MP on October 10, 2011 at 03:26 AM PDT #

Actually, I am speaking from a Java language perspective. Ask yourself what we got in 6 years of waiting. They gave us java 7 .. which has "strings in switch" and a couple of other very very small things. So now we wait two more years for features like lambda and modularity ? wow. That's 8 years and what you've given us is "strings in switch" to tide us over. Entire ecosystem and languages have been built up in this time. So when last year you make promises to do two release and you give timelines for those releases you stick with them. It's as simple as that. Also, they took out scope from Java 8 .. you'll see that project coin the flip side has been reduced to nothing.

Now, imagain when we get to use lambda in modularity in the wild with the new dates .. do you think 2015 is fair when it actually starts to show up in production environments ?

Posted by guest on October 10, 2011 at 04:14 AM PDT #

here is plan B from last years Javaone just in case you forgot

Posted by guest on October 10, 2011 at 04:16 AM PDT #

I think I made clear that from a language pov this wasn't ideal.

Posted by Alexis MP on October 10, 2011 at 04:39 AM PDT #

Make sure you comment on Mark blog...

Posted by Alexis MP on October 10, 2011 at 04:40 AM PDT #

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